ANCESTORS OF SHER-E-PUNJAB
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH
The following is the genealogy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh starting from 15th century or from the times of Guru Nanak ( 1469-1539 AD) :
1. Bhai Kalu : Death about 1488 AD. He shifted from village
Bhatian, District Labore (Pakistan) to village Sansara now in Tehsil Ajnala, District Amritsar, where he settled down
alongwith his wife. His family further moved to village
Sand about six kms from Wazirabad (Pakistan).
2. Bbai Jaddoman : Death about 1515 AD.
3. Bhai Galeb or Mannu : Death about 1549 AD.
4. Bhai Kiddoh : Death about 1578 AD. He moved from
village Sand to village Sukarchak, then a small village
about three kms from Gujranwala (Pakistan) and settled
there with his family.
5. Bhai Rajadab : Death about 1620 AD.
6. Bhai Takhat Mal : Death about 1653 AD.
7. Bhai Bara : Death about 1679 AD. He was follower of
Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh faith (Sikhism). He passed
away during the times of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708
AD). His dying advice to his son Buddha or Buddha Singh
was that he should go to Amritsar to get Sikh initiation,
recite Guru Granth Sahib and become a Sikh of Guru
8. Sardar Buddha Singh (Original name Desu) (1670-1716
AD) : He was the first member of his family to become a
Sikh during the times of Guru Gobind Singh. He went to
Amritsar and adopted the Sikh faith according to the wishes
of his father Bhai Bara.
9. Sardar Naudh Singh : Death in 1752 AD : His brother
Sardar Chanda Singh was the ancestor of Sandhanwalia
Sardars of village Raja Sansi (founded in 1570 AD),
10. Sardar Charat Singh (1732-1770 AD) : He was founder
of Sukarchakia Misl with its capital at Gujranwala
11. Sardar Mahan Singh (1760-1790 AD) : He was ruler of
the Sukarchakia Misl and was the father of Maharaja Ranjit
12. Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839 AD) : After the death
of his father, he became the ruler of Sukarchakia Misl
and ably administered this Principality from 1790 to 1799
AD. He occupied Lahore on July 7, 1799 and established
a great Sikh State in the Punjab, the land of five rivers.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh had eight sons, namely:-
1. Prince Kharak Singh (1801-1840 AD)
2. Prince Ishar Singh (1804-1805 AD)
3. Prince Sher Singh (1807-1843 AD)
4. Prince Tara Singh (1807-1859 AD)
5. Prince Kashmira Singh* (1819-1844. AD)
6. Prince Peshaura Singh* (1823-1845 AD)
7. Prince Multana Singh (1819-1846 AD)
8. Prince Duleep Singh (1838-1893 AD)
*Adopted sons of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
1. Syed Muhammad Latif - History of the Panjab, Kalyani Publishers,
24, Daryagang, New-Delhi, 1989.
2. Bhagat Singh – A History of Sikh Misls, Punjabi University, Patiala.
3. Sohan Singh ‘Seetal’ - Dukhiye Maa Poot, Seetal Bhawan, 18, Model
4. Bhagat Singh - Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his Times.
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